Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of George M. McClure and the reappointment of Dr. Thomas M. Zavelson to the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind Board of Trustees.
George M. McClure, 60, of St. Augustine, has been an attorney and partner with McClure Bloodworth P.L. since 2006. Previously, he practiced with Rogers Towers P.A. and was as assistant state attorney with the Seventh Judicial Circuit from 1976 to 1978. He was elected in 1980 to a four-year term as a Commissioner for the City of St. Augustine Beach McClure is conversant in American Sign Language and helped found the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Service Center of St. Johns County. He also serves as a board member for Flagler Hospital Inc. and is on the advisory board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida. He received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a law degree from the University of Florida. He succeeds Edgar M. Turner and is appointed for a term beginning June 15, 2012 and ending February 7, 2015.
Thomas M. Zavelson, 70, of Gainesville, is a retired pediatrician and a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Previously, he was a founding and senior partner with Pediatric Associates of Gainesville from 1975 to 2004, as well as a pediatric consultant for Children’s Medical Services from 1974 to 2004, chairman of the North Florida Regional Medical Center Department of Pediatrics from 1990 to 1997, and a member of the North Florida Regional Hospital Board of Trustees from 1991 to 2004. He served in the United States Army at the 56th General Hospital in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, from 1972 to 1974. Zavelson received bachelor’s and medical degrees from Duke University and completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Florida. He is reappointed for a term beginning June 15, 2012, and ending November 7, 2015.
The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
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